"Litost" as written by and Adam Levin Sam Harris....
What have I done?
With my heart on the floor
I must be out of my mind
To come back begging for more
But if you stay
If you just stay for the night
Swear that I'm yours
And I'll prove that I'm right

And these flies kept me sleeping
All my fears on their wings
And your grandfather clock is still ticking
But the chime never rings
And how long must I stay?
Will I lay by your side
Just to say that I'm yours
And you'll never be mine

With this love like a hole
Swallow my soul
Draggin me down
And there's blood on the covers
From the curses we uttered
To each other
You played your part in this

Why play hide and go seek?
Safe behind your veneer
Does it bury your burden baby?
Makes it all disappear
But those marks on your thighs
Don't they sting when you bleed?
It's the way that you are
And the way I'll forever be

With this love like a hole
Swallow my soul
Draggin me down
And there's blood on the covers
From the curses we uttered
To each other
You played your part

With this love like a hole
Swallowed my soul
Draggin me down
And I swear I'll stay with you
But I just can't forgive you
And I'll never be whole again


Lyrics submitted by sourwolf, edited by thegreatdistress

"Litost" as written by Casey Wakeley Harris Adam Levin

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    Song MeaningLitost is a Czech word that doesn't have a clear definition in the English language, but it pretty much means a state of torment brought on by the realization of one's own misery.

    This is a gorgeous song. The singer is saying that they are absolutely infatuated with someone, but the other person can't return the love and they keep hurting them. So they keep going back to the relationship even though the other person only uses them. I think that a lot of people would be able to relate to the feeling of overwhelming love despite the other person's failures.
    mak267on August 15, 2015   Link
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    General CommentThis person has been beaten down, broken by the person they love. They are grasping for a sign that the other person loves them too, but it's not there. They know that they shouldn't hold on but it's too hard to let go completely, so they continue to take the emotiIonal torment caused by loving someone who doesn't love them back. He knows he should walk away, he knows he is better than to take the abuse, but she is his worst addiction. This isn't the first time time he has hurt her ,because he doesn't trust that she will stay. And although he knows she it's destroying who he is, and his confidence, he will go back until he doesnt even know who he is anymore.
    Layne925on July 11, 2017   Link

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